You know when you think someone is really cool and then you find something out about them and all of a sudden, even though it hardly seems possible, they’re even cooler? That’s the exact feeling I had when I learned that Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones has written a comic book. And not just any comic, but a spy thriller with a hot kick-ass female hero that also takes a satirical look at fame. See, even cooler.
Rashida teamed with writers Nunzio DeFilippisand Christina Weir and artist Jeff Wamester to create Frenemy of the State, a comic series that follows socialite heiress Arianna Von Holmberg who becomes a CIA operative.
Believe it or not, the heiress is based on Paris Hilton — or at least Rashida’s imaginary idealized version of Paris Hilton. As she told Vanity Fair:
The comic was released last month and reviews have been great. Jezebel called it “a smart, reflective series about a woman in the spotlight” and that “it’s almost the ideal comic for women.” Rashida said she wanted to “take something that’s essentially a destructive role model for women and turn it around, empower her and give her an interesting struggle.” The comic is part of a whole series, and a new issue should be coming soon. Oh, did I mention it also pokes fun at the Perez Hilton’s of the world. Come on, how can you not love this comic?
The only problem? It’s already hard to find. Frenemy of the State is on backorder at several online comic retails like Amazon.com and tfaw.com. But it is available through its publisher, Oni Press. So grab your own cop and I’m pretty sure you too will be upgrading Rashida’s status from cool to coolest.